Treatments & Options - Surrogacy - Success Rates
A surrogate, or gestational carrier, is a woman that carries a pregnancy for another individual or couple. After the child is born, the surrogate gives the child to the parents, often without any further relationship.
If you are unable to carry a pregnancy to term, but produce healthy eggs, surrogacy can offer you a chance to become a biological mother, helping you achieve your dreams. Here, we share statistics and success rates for surrogacy and gestational carrier relationships.
Many people with fertility problems choose surrogacy to help them build their families, with good reason. Surrogacy success rates are high; 90 percent of surrogates achieve pregnancy by the second or third try.
Facts about surrogacy
Here are some more interesting statistics about surrogacy.
- You have a really good chance of success with a surrogate or carrier. If you go this route, you will probably be able to bring home a baby within 14 to 18 months.
- Over half of all gestational carriers get pregnant after the first IVF attempt. Those that need a second or third attempt are almost always successful as well.
- If you choose a gestational carrier, don’t be surprised to bring home twin babies. Almost half of all gestational carriers give birth to multiples.
- Surrogacy may sound appealing, but it is not cheap. If you want to save money, you can manage the surrogacy arrangement on your own, but it will still cost you about $50,000. If you choose to let a large agency walk you through the process, step-by-step, it can cost you up to $120,000.
Yes, surrogacy can be expensive, but the success rates are high. With sound legal advice and guidance from a mental health professional, you can manage the risks and bring home a beautiful baby.